Confused about where to vote?

by danielbarker on 6 May, 2021

As recently as yesterday, some Short Heath residents I spoke to were confused about where they were supposed to vote, especially those used to their polling station being in a school. For today’s elections, no schools are operating as polling stations. If you don’t know where you are supposed to be voting, the location should […]

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LOCAL ELECTIONS TODAY

by danielbarker on 6 May, 2021

The local elections today are so important. The focus of our campaign centres around three core areas of concern you have said are important to you, these are: Supporting local people and local communities Tackling inequality and poverty and Building a Cleaner, Greener Willenhall Whilst others talk about what they might do, Cllr Dan Barker […]

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Walsall Holiday Activity and Food (HAF)

by danielbarker on 4 May, 2021

Are you interested a becoming a Walsall Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) provider for Summer? National research tells us that; School holidays can be pressure points for some families because of increased costs and reduced incomes. Some children are more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health and Some children […]

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Planning Applications received this past week Ward: Willenhall North Application number: 21/0576 Site location: 59, COPPICE LANE, WILLENHALL, WV12 5RT Proposal: Proposed first floor side extension and two storey rear extension to provide larger kitchen at ground floor and fourth bedroom and bathroom at first floor. Application type: Full Application: Householder Ward: Willenhall North Click this link […]

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Gabriel Scally – a Guardian article Letting countries create their own generic versions of the jabs is the best way to combat the spread of vaccine-resistant variants Last year the British government made a series of mistakes in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. As countries from Thailand to the US battle another wave of […]

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Daisy Cooper (St Albans) (LD) – her speech in Parliament as recorded in Hansard Nearly three years after the devastation of Grenfell Tower, I and the Liberal Democrats welcome the Fire Safety Bill as a first move in the right direction—but it is only a first move, because key aspects are not addressed. As currently drafted, […]

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Application number: 21/0482 Site location: 51, Fibbersley, Willenhall, WV11 3SU Proposal: PROPOSED TWO STOREY REAR AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, TO CREATE LARGER KITCHEN AND FOURTH BEDROOM Application type: Full Application: Householder Click this link to view the application online: http://go.walsall.gov.uk/planningapps?id=21/0482 Received: 31/03/2021 Valid: 31/03/2021 Registered: 13/04/2021 Consultation Expiry: 06/05/2021 Decision Due: 26/05/2021 Application number: 21/0518 Site location: 15, […]

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Taken from BBC News Online A leading charity has criticised the government’s plan to reduce funding for overseas water and sanitation projects during the pandemic – as details of cuts in the foreign aid budget emerge. Funding for water, sanitation and hygiene bilateral projects will be cut by more than 80%, a leaked memo said. […]

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News from Walsall Manor Hospital Car parking charges for visitors and patients have been re-introduced at the hospital now that Government financial support has ended. Charges were waived during the Covid-19 pandemic – shortly after the national lockdown back in March this year – with the Department of Health and Social Care providing funding to […]

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Taken from an article in AOL News by SAM BLEWETT AND PATRICK DALY Boris Johnson’s refurbishment of his Downing Street flat will be reviewed by the top civil servant amid suggestions the Conservative Party made an initial payment for the extensive work. Cabinet Secretary Simon Case said the Prime Minister asked him to look into […]

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